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Time running out for Haiku Stairs


    What’s also known as “Stairway to Heaven” comprises about 4,000 steps that ascend the sheer walls of the Koolau Mountains, rimming Windward Oahu’s Haiku Valley. The original installation dates back 75 years, when it was a wooden stairway that enabled a technological feat that was amazing for its time.

There really is nothing quite like Haiku Stairs. If it is to be saved, there really should be a private entity willing to save it, rather than leaving it to the taxpayer to assume the liability and the maintenance costs. Read more

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